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Film 7

Drawing a Building in Two- Point Perspective by Pam Locker

The film demonstrates how you can use a two point measured perspective or ‘Vertical Plane Perspective’, to draw up a complete and detailed line drawn image from scaled plans and elevations that can then be photocopied and rendered. In this film you can practice drawing an object that could be a small building, a pavilion or an exhibition stand. Step by step downloadable handouts will take you through the process in a measured, methodical way that will help to you to learn how to ‘see’ perspective.

Equipment and Materials:

  • Drawing board or table
  • Parallel motion or T-square
  • Scaled plan and section/elevations of the space you wish to draw
  • Grid plan and section/elevations to the same scale as you plan to draw your perspective grid
  • Tracing paper, Layout or cartridge
  • 0.5 Self propelling pencil (black and blue lead – blue will not show up on photocopies
  • Scale rule
  • Set square
  • Long ruler
  • Masking tape
  • Rubber


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